The 6 Best Eco Cabins in the Western Cape
In the Western Cape, we are blessed with an abundance of first-class restaurants, stunning beaches and natural beauty. The same applies to Eco Cabin getaway locations - there are so many eco cabins in the Western Cape that you need to visit! Luckily, one never needs an excuse to escape for a relaxing weekend away in nature. Here are six must-visit eco cabin getaways within the Western Cape:
Voted by the Inside Guide as one of the best Eco Cabins in the Western Cape, Stonehaven is Located in The Hemel en Aarde region, 1.5 hours from Cape Town, Stonehaven Eco Cabins and Farm is a refreshing place where comfort, style and nature come together flawlessly. The farm is surrounded by its original fynbos landscape with herb gardens and wild sunflower fields to wander around in for hours.
Stonehaven is home to three unique eco-friendly cabins, Heaven, Earth, and Stars.
The style of each eco cabin is a farmhouse-meets-contemporary aesthetic that makes you feel at home yet luxurious. In addition, the indoor-outdoor design of Stonehaven connects you with nature while still being private.
Each cabin is equipped with a private KolKol hot tub, a patio and braai area and access to the farm's dam, where you can enjoy kayaking, swimming, tanning afternoons and a whole variety of things to do!
Make your way to the Overberg mountain region to KolKol, a luxurious retreat with gorgeous vistas of the Babylonstoren Mountains. Enjoy peace and quiet in one of their rustic-chic log cabins, 15km from the Gabrielskloof Wine Estate and 18km from the Houwhoek Nature Reserve.
Their six eco cabins feature exposed stone walls and decks, fireplaces, kitchens and private, wood-fired hot tubs. Amenities include an outdoor pool, hiking trails, horseback riding and mountain biking.
Oudebosch offers romantic eco cabins in the kogelberg reserve located inbetween Kleinmond and Betty’s Bay, Oudebosch is a great hideaway surrounded by nature. The modern eco cabins designed by architect Justin Cooke look over magnificent views of the hidden valley beneath the Hottentots-Holland mountain range.
Your days will be filled with bird watching, chasing waterfalls and frolicking on fynbos plains - how romantic! Oudebosch is only 2 hours away from Cape Town.
Exclusive, private and luxurious. Melozhori Game Reserve prides itself in being a safe and family-friendly environment surrounded by 2,300 hectares of breathtaking panoramic views. Venture along the Garden Route on a road trip well worth the 200km from Cape Town. This is one of the few game reserves within the Western Cape and is home to 36 species of game, 129 species of birds and a unique mix of indigenous flora.
The reserve only has four private accommodation options to ensure guests feel immersed in pure wilderness. Their stylish Eco-Pods include their own wood-fired hot tub and rim flow pools.
Tierhoek Cottages can be found at the foot of the majestic Langeberg mountains near Robertson. This is the perfect getaway for couples or families who want to enjoy the art of doing nothing. Walk in the mountains and around the farm, enjoy the organic fruit grown on the farm and taste delicious wines. You will spot some wildlife such as klipspringers, baboons, porcupines and Jackal Buzzards.
Each cottage is fully equipped and elegantly furnished with a private pool, wide verandahs, indoor and outdoor fireplaces and breathtaking views. All have Wifi.
06. Orchard Stay
Orchard Stay is a beautiful destination surrounded by pear orchards and majestic mountains. Perfect for a small group and situated on Platvlei Farm, about 1.5 hours from Cape Town.
The cottage, overlooking a small dam, has wonderfully minimalist finishes and sliding/folding doors that open it up to the outdoors and the wow-factor views of the orchards and Mostertshoek Mountain beyond. Enjoy amenities like a wood-fired hot tub and an innovative eco swimming pool where dam water flows through the pool.